APPLICATION PROCESS

1.

Letters of Inquiry are on invitation only due to the current climate as well as the overwhelming amount of submissions the John F. and Mary A. Geisse Foundation receives. We hope this saves time and energy for applicants. Organizations interested in submitting an LOI can message a brief introduction or funding request through the website contact page, or email: alison@geissefoundation.org. The Foundation will respond with whether the organization is a good fit. 

Thank you for your understanding. 

2.

If asked to submit an LOI, keep letter to 1 page and please include the following on organizational letterhead:

1. Introduction: name of organization, amount requested, referrals if applicable, and how project aligns with the foundation's mission or funding priorities. 

2. Organization Description: short paragraph of the who, what, where, and how of the organization. Include most recent organizational budget. 

3. Project Information (bullet point acceptable): the target population, scope of impact, anticipated outcomes, and sustainability of the project. 

4. Note any sources of income alrdy secured or committed to the project. 

Please submit the most recent organizational budget with Letter of Inquiry.

3.

Grant Application

Grant Applications are distributed after LOI decisions are made. The Foundation uses the Colorado Common Grant Application for new grantees. Returning or current grantees will be invited to submit an abbreviated application. 

4.

Reporting: 

The Foundation requires reporting, but type and frequency of reporting will be determined on a case by case basis.